РСДРП Петербургский междурайонный комитет объединенных социал-демократов I wrote a few years back about an announcement in this publication about the dissolution of Vpered group. Now the entire run – only 9 issues in 1917 – of this periodical can also be found online here.
Abstract The Copenhagen Congress of the Socialist International of 28 August—3 September 1910 was the last Congress of the International in which the RSDRP participated as a formally united party. Though a truce had been negotiated between the warring factions at the Plenum of the Central Committee of 15 January—5 February 1910, a study of […]
Posting these last two issues of Vpered‘s Geneva-based newspaper here without much commentary since I meant to share these before but over a year passed and I haven’t had a chance to prepare these. Issue №5 contains only two signed articles (Polyansky and Manuil’sky), the rest are reports and statements. Issue №6 has an interesting […]
This leaflet was published in August of 1909 by the ‘Party School’ (on Capri) and contains a quick outline of the school’s program, a long letter from Karl Kautsky in support of the school and a short letter from Lenin objecting to the school – clearly two letters placed side-by-side meant to send a clear […]
The Ministry of Culture has a great resource with a lot of documents and photographs. If searched properly, things like this come up. A lot of images of Leonid Krasin, for example.
Grigorii Alexinsky went through many stages of his political development and was at one point a very active member of Vpered group based in Paris. However, due to his rather combative personality, he quickly fell out with Bogdanov and other members of Vpered. He did claim to be a founding member (and even a leader) […]
The fourth issue of Geneva’s section newspaper Vpered again emphasizes the need for all ‘internationalists’ to unite against the war – the only solution is to end the war as soon as possible, any military ‘success’ only supports the existing order, workers fighting against one another in the name of their national interests are acting […]
The third issue of Vpered newspaper (based in Geneva) continues the theme of Zimmerwald internationalism and the founding of the New International. The issue came out between the first Zimmerwald Conference and the second Zimmerwald Conference (in Kienthal) that took place in April of 1916. The main opening text is a short report on the […]
The second issue of Vpered newspaper (published by the group in Geneva) is dedicated to the discussion of The Zimmerwald Conference that took place in September of 1915. The long editorial declares the group’s alliance with internationalism (against various national-patriotic arguments that socialists must align with their respective governments). There is no need to recall […]
The final installment of my series on Vpered publications: six issues of Vpered newspaper + 1 May Day issue from 1915 to 1917. This newspaper was published by Geneva section, led by Lebedev-Polianskii and with support of Lunacharskii who then lived in Switzerland. After February Revolution Vpered group merged with Interdistrict group (межрайонцы) and ceased an […]